breakfast I walk round a housing estate and fill up two water bowls (used by
dogs, foxes, birds, voles.) On this circular walk I nod and say hello to the
same people. There's an elderly man whose speech and diction seem rather posh
for this area. He dresses in tweed, has a thin pencil moustache and a straight
back. He nearly always says "Good day to you." Sometimes I see him on
evening walks and he says, "Good evening to you." I'm sure he doesn't
need to add on "to you". One day I'm going to follow him home as he
doesn't seem to the kind of man who would live on a modern housing estate where
the houses don't have chimneys.
predictable "Good day to you" has inspired this bit of modern art. I
did it with speed, acrylic paints and a knife. Its bright tones could represent
a good day. Tosh like this sells at auction houses for hundreds of thousands of
pounds but it can be yours for only £46,222. Sending it by Recorded Delivery
would be an extra £4.60 but I'm not greedy and won't charge for that.